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Shiva calmly trapped Ganga back in his hair because of her arrogance. He let her out but in small streams

Shiva calmly trapped Ganga back in his hair because of her arrogance. He let her out but in small streams

Bhagiratha asked Brahma to bring the river Ganges down to earth so that he could perform a ceremony for his ancestors. Brahma asked Bhagiratha to propitiate Lord Shiva, for only Shiva could break Ganga’s landfall. Ganga arrogantly flew down to earth but Shiva calmly trapped her back in his hair and let her out in small streams. It is said, the touch of Shiva further sanctified Ganga.